While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
This is nacho average Tuesday - November 6 is, more importantly, Election Day, but it's also National Nachos Day!
Nachos originated in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. In the 1940s, legend has it that military wives from the nearby Fort Duncan went to a small hotel restaurant for a bite to eat. Even though the place had closed for the day, maitre d' Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya took pity on the women's hunger pangs and made them a snack. Not being a cook, all he could come up with was tortilla chips topped with cheese and jalapeño slices.
Remember: Nachos were born of necessity, so the sky is the limit.
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